Wifi Reception: iBook vs. MacBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by operator, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. operator macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,
    I've just switched from an iBook to a MB. My iBook always displayed 4 bars of wifi here at home (my wireless router is in the same room). But my MacBook often displays only 3 bars in the same room. What could be causing this?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Do you notice a difference in speed? ...The two computers could just be measuring signal strength differently.
     
  3. operator thread starter macrumors regular

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    The speed seems the same. I was thinking the same thing - maybe my MB wifi is more capable than the iBook, and gets a more accurate reading.
     
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    i tested a ibook g4 and a macbook on the same wifi and the mbook beats the ibook by far.
     

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